Fees

No charge for 25min initial phone consultation

$50 for in-office 25min consultation

$100 per 50 minute session for individuals

$100 per 50 minute session for couples and family groups

Sliding-Scale: I offer a slide-scale fee for those who are not using insurance, or are experiencing financial hardship.

Military or Veterans: I offer a reduced rate for any military veteran and their family.

Cash, check, or credit card are accepted for payment.

Insurance

In-Network Insurance

I am a Network Provider with the following insurance companies:

  • First Choice Health
  • Regence
  • United Health/UBH/Optum
  • Group Health
  • MHN

With these insurance companies, you only pay me your copayment amount, and I will bill the insurance for the remainder amount.  You are responsible for any amount not covered by the insurance for any reason.

Other Insurance

Premera, Cigna etc. Most insurance plans have mental health benefits for out-of-network providers. I can work with you to understand what your insurance benefits cover. You will pay me up front for sessions. I then provide you a billing statement at the beginning of the month for you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement.

Applecare, Medicaid, etc. I am a Network Provider for Medicaid.  The Medicaid plan may require you to have a referral from a medical doctor to seek mental health care prior to our first meeting.  Let me know if you are wanting to use Medicaid coverage, and we can look together to see what your plan may require.

Cancellation Policy

Once we decide to work together, it is best to find appointment times that work for both of us, and will be consistent from week to week.  You are reserving a time slot.  For the duration of our work together, I expect payment for each appointment regardless of whether you have attended.  You are not charged for the sessions when I am unavailable because of illness or a preplanned absence.

First Session/Forms

The first session is usually a time where we can address why you are seeking counseling, address any questions, and explore if we would be a good fit.  I can also explain what counseling together will look like. Before our first meeting, please take a moment to print out the Disclosure Form and Intake Form and bring then into the first session. For children, the Child Intake Form, Disclosure Statement, and Agreement for Psychotherapy with a Minor (if applicable) need to be completed by the parent and child.  The Disclosure Form explains my background, privacy policies, and various details of my practice, and helps you understand what rights you have as a patient.

Disclosure Statement

Privacy Practices Form

Child Intake Form

Intake Form

Agreement for Psychotherapy with a Minor

Length of Treatment

Psychotherapy is a process of commitment to change.  It involves meeting once or twice a week, sometimes every other week depending on your needs as well as my recommendation.  The regular contact between patient and therapist is important, for it allows a healing conversation to grow.  This is an investment in a change in your life.